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This is an expansion of an auto parts manufacturer in Saitama. The new building houses offices and a lab. As mentioned before, Katsutoshi Sasaki has worked for Norisada Maeda, a prominent architect in Japan, and it’s easy to find Maeda’s influence in the design of this building. I think Sasaki has picked out the good part of his old boss’s style.






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Who: Katsutoshi Sasaki
What: Expansion of an auto parts manufacturer
Where: Hidaka-shi, Saitama
When: August 2004
How: Three-story steel frame construction
Site Area: 33,477 square feet
Construction Area: 4,276 square feet
Total Floor Area: 8,938 square feet